Calling it dead-sexy, L.A. Times' Pulitzer-winning auto critic Dan Niel drained the batteries on a Tesla Roadster but came away with a positive charge in his heart and soul. In a video that accompanies his written review, Neil said, "You know, it's easy to the lose sight of the fact that this is really a historic automobile at a historic time." Allowed only a few minutes in the car in a tight urban setting, Neil poured on the volts to reach 85mph in short bursts. Neil wasn't allowed to use First gear, which would have really snapped his neck, but he assured readers that cranking the car up and over 100mph would be easy. No doubt Neil is a fan of the car and even came up with a slogan for its owners: "Stupid fun for smart people."

[Source: Dan Neil / L.A. Times]

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